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(think of TANTALIZE) was condemned to suffer forever in the underworld. when he tried to grab for the fruit, the vine went out of his reach. when he tried to sip the water, and the water was up to his neck, the water amount shrank. he tried to feed the gods his son PELOPUS, he was the son of Zeus
King of Pisa. Son of Tantalus Cut up and served to Gods. Was determined to win the hand of Hippodameia daughter of Oenomaus. Poseidon gave him a chariot with magic horses to win the chariot race or Myrtilus sabotaged the King's chariot. Pelops upon becoming king, killed Myrtilus who demanded part of the kingdom. He invoked a curse as he fell to his death.
He was the father of Agamemnon and Menlaus. He carried on a long-term feud with his brother, Thyestes, and served Thyestes a banquet of his own sons.
This son of Pelops and Hippodamia carried on a bitter feud with his brother, Atreus. He had an affair with Atreus' wife, Aërope, so Atreus killed the sons of Thyestes and served them to him at a banquet. Thyestes fathered Aegisthus on his daughter, Pelopia.
(c. 525/524 BC - c. 456/455 BC) was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy. According to Aristotle, he expanded the number of characters in plays to allow for conflict amongst them, whereas previously characters had interacted only with the chorus. At least one of his works was influenced by the Persian invasion of Greece, which took place during his lifetime. This play, The Persians, is the only extant classical Greek tragedy concerned with recent history (very few of that kind were ever written) and it is a useful source of information about that period. So important was the war to Aeschylus and the Greeks that, upon his death, around 456 BC, his epitaph commemorated his participation in the Greek victory at Marathon rather than his success as a playwright.
prophecy of cassandra
Apollo gave her the power of prophecy in order to seduce her, but when she refused him, he gave her the curse of never being believed. In an alternate version, she fell asleep in a temple, and snakes licked (or whispered in) her ears so that she was able to hear the future. Snakes as a source of knowledge is a recurring theme in Greek mythology, although sometimes the snake brings understanding of the language of animals rather than an ability to know the future.
The guest-host relationship. More than "hospitality," Zues directly oversaw the range of rules and obligations that guests and hosts have to one another. Consider Paris' theft of Helen as a violation of xenia. Moreover, a violation of exnia can be equated with a loss of civilization
- wooing gifts given by suitors, brideprice
bodily strength, force
A Roman playwright who wrote comedies. He lived from 254 to 184 B.C.E.
(ca. 99 BC- ca. 55 BC) was a Roman poet and philosopher. His only known work is the epic philosophical poem De Rerum Natura, On the Nature of Things.q
Carmina about Lesbia in particular; born in Verona; from 84 - 54 BC
-70-19BCE: most distinguished poet of the Augustan age
65-8 bc lyrical poetry
A Roman historian living between 59-17 CE. He praised Rome's imperial expansion, but looked at the great class divides with disgust.
43 bc to 17 ad epic, elegaic poetry
seneca the younger
4 bc to 65 ad philosophy/tragedy
(Greek mythology) a princess of Colchis who aided Jason in taking the Golden Fleece from her father , The daughter of King Aeëtes of Colchis. The wife to the hero Jason. She gets revenge on him when he picks a different wife.
Play-writer in Classical Athens. Medea, hypoolytus(440-406 BCE)
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